Make a Nomination

awards columnHere’s your chance to nominate West Virginia high school students and educators who excel in career readiness fields, technical education, and STEM classes that focus on manufacturing careers. Nominations will also be accepted for middle schools that creatively engage students in career literacy programing.

Prize Packages for the Emerging Elite and the Outstanding Industry Educator
 
Recipients Winners will receive a $500 award designated for scholarships, certification fees, specialty equipment, or classroom supplies. Each winner will also receive a
commemorative wood plaque and a West Virginia Maker gift basket featuring some of the state’s best produced items.


Who can nominate:

Educators | Students | Community Members

Emerging Elite in Manufacturing Nomination Requirements:

  • West Virginia high school student
  • Must be engaged in career readiness courses that apply to the manufacturing industry 
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 

Outstanding Industry Educator Nomination Requirements:

  • Middle and high school educators must be active in the West Virginia school system for the 2020-21 school year 
  • Instruction in career readiness fields, technical education, and STEM classes that focus on manufacturing careers.

Outstanding Industry Educator Middle School Nomination Requirements:

  • Excels in career readiness curriculum.
  • Subject matter does not have to focus solely on manufacturing 

Nomination closes at midnight on March 26, 2021.

Program Sponsors

Majoring financial underwriting is provided by

Benedum
WVMA
GKVF
EQT
Toyota

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